On This Day for 7th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 175

  • 680 3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens
  • 921 Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other
  • 1492 The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

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1512 Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
Humanist philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • 1519 University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther
  • 1558 French King Henri II occupies Calais
  • 1631 Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
  • 1637 Anne Hutchinson tried in Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic

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1651 King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1659 Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV
  • 1665 1st edition of "London Gazette"
  • 1667 Jean Racines "Andromaque," premieres in Paris
  • 1722 Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premieres in London
  • 1733 France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)
  • 1747 Organgist in Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap
  • 1775 Lord Dunmore promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
  • 1786 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
  • 1794 French troops conquer Nijmegen
  • 1805 Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean

Victory-in-battleVictory in Battle

1811 Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • 1814 1st sitting of States-general in Hague

Electoral-defeatElectoral Victory

1820 James Monroe re-elected US president

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • 1824 St Petersburg flood
  • 1831 State of Gran Colombia disbands
  • 1837 In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead (age 34) by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.

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1848 General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • 1861 Battle of Belmont, MO
  • 1861 Battle of Port Royal Bay - Union forces capture Fort Walker and Fort Beauregard during US Civil War,
  • 1863 Battle of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, VA
  • 1864 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes
  • 1872 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later.

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1873 Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding John A. Macdonald

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald

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1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • 1875 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equitorial Africa
  • 1876 Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale)
  • 1876 Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennesse College

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1876 Pres Rutherford B. Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1885 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
  • 1893 US State Colorado accepts female suffrage
  • 1900 Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.

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1900 In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • 1901 A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896
  • 1907 Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico
  • 1907 Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins
  • 1907 Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
  • 1908 Dutch capture Venezuelan navy
  • 1909 Knights of St Peter Claver founded in Mobile, Alabama; Ladies Auxiliary formed in 1922
  • 1910 The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

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1912 The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

  • 1914 Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai
  • 1914 The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
  • 1914 The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
  • 1916 Grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns Tsar of uprising

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1916 Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin

Electoral-defeatElectoral Victory

1916 Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1917 British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks

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1917 October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin

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1918 Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1918 United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
  • 1918 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff" premieres in Petrograd
  • 1918 The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year
  • 1918 Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria
  • 1919 US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
  • 1921 Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC
  • 1921 The Hungary passes a law invalidating the Habsburg line of succession to the throne
  • 1925 Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
  • 1929 NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building

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1931 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • 1932 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio

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1932 Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
  • 1933 Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
  • 1934 Arthur L Mitchell, becomes first black Democratic US congressman (Illnois)
  • 1935 23rd CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Winnipegs defeats Hamilton Tigers, 18-12
  • 1936 Battle of Madrid begins
  • 1940 Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago
  • 1940 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash
  • 1941 British air attacks on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied

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1942 First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1942 Cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
  • 1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
  • 1944 FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)
  • 1944 Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die
  • 1946 "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • 1949 King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament
  • 1950 Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan
  • 1950 French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
  • 1951 Constitution of Jordan passes
  • 1953 WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 US spy plane shot down North of Japan
  • 1954 Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
  • 1955 Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas
  • 1957 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1957 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • 1959 13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8½-3½ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California)
  • 1959 16th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 22-14 in Baltimore
  • 1960 KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting
  • 1961 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

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1962 Richard Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 201


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15 Agrippina the Younger [Julia Agrippina], Oppidum Ubiorum, Roman Empress (sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero)

Roman Empress Agrippina the Younger
Roman Empress
Agrippina the Younger
  • 630 Constans II, Byzantine emperor (d. 668)
  • 994 Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian/jurist/author of Islamic Spain
  • 1598 Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (d. 1664)
  • 1619 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (d. 1692)
  • 1650 John Robinson, English diplomat (d. 1723)
  • 1656 Walraad the Younger, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nimegen
  • 1687 William Stukeley, English archaeologist (d. 1765)
  • 1692 Johannes G Schnabel, German author/surgeon (Insel Felsenburg)
  • 1706 Carlo Cecere, Italian composer
  • 1750 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (d. 1819)
  • 1758 Edouard viscount de Walckiers, South Netherland banker/politician
  • 1786 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer of Italian parentage
  • 1797 Silas Horton Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1876)
  • 1805 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor (d. 1870)
  • 1810 Fritz Reuter, German novelist
  • 1811 Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Bouquet)
  • 1818 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (d. 1896)
  • 1822 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer
  • 1828 Ludwig Deppe, composer
  • 1832 Andrew Dickson White, educator/1st president of Cornell
  • 1838 Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (d. 1889)
  • 1839 Henry Holmes, composer
  • 1846 Ignaz Brull, composer
  • 1851 Chris von der Ahe, German born entrepreneur (d. 1913)
  • 1852 Bohdan Borkowski, composer
  • 1855 Edwin H Hall, US physicist (Hall effect)
  • 1856 Semyon Zonovyevich Alapin, Vilna, tied for chess 1st place (1878)
  • 1858 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian freedom fighter, (d. 1932)
  • 1860 Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (d. 1936)
  • 1861 Jeff Milton, American lawman (d. 1947)
  • 1866 Carl Emil Paul Lincke, composer
  • 1866 Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor/publisher (Frau Luna)

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1867 Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Warsaw, discovered radium (Nobel 1903, 1911)

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • 1874 Joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96)
  • 1875 Mikhail Kalinin, Soviet politician (d. 1946)
  • 1876 Culbert Olson, Fillmore Utah, (Gov-D-Cal)
  • 1876 Ted Arnold, cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05)
  • 1876 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (d. 1958)
  • 1877 Henry Balfour Gardiner, composer
  • 1878 Lise Meitner, Austrian/Swedish physicist (Protactinium)
  • 1879 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher/glass painter

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1879 Leon Trotsky[Leib Bronstein], Bronshtein, Russian Empire, Russian revolutionary and Theorist [OS 26-10-1879], (d. 1940)

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1883 Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, Newport New Va, TV preacher
  • 1886 Aaron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist)
  • 1886 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]
  • 1888 Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist (Nobel 1930)
  • 1889 George Davis, Netherlands, actor (Devil May Care)
  • 1889 Lord Tennyson III, cricketer (England batsman & captain)
  • 1893 Leatrice Joy, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1895 Jakob Kaplan, French head rabbi (1955-81)
  • 1896 Herbert R O'Connor, Balt Md, (Sen-Md)/TV narrator (Crime Syndicate)
  • 1896 Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist (d. 1975)
  • 1897 Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955
  • 1898 Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician (d. 1963)
  • 1900 Efrem Kurtz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54)
  • 1902 Rob van der de Bas, [Barend Robberts], troubadour (Klucht of the Cow)
  • 1903 Albert Helman, [Lou Lichtveld], Suriname politician/novelist
  • 1903 Dean Jagger, Lima Ohio, actor (Albert Vane-Mr Novak, Elmer Gantry)
  • 1903 Konrad Lorenz, zoologist/ethologist (Man & His Ideas, Nobel 1973)
  • 1903 Lodewijk AM "Lou" Lichtveld, [Albert Helman], Suriname author
  • 1903 Grace Stafford, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1905 William Alwyn, composer
  • 1906 Eugene Carson Blake, US sec-gen of World council of Churches (1966-72)
  • 1906 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author/chief inspector LO (Primary Education)
  • 1906 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar)
  • 1907 Maurits Mok, Dutch author/poet (Cheese & Bread Game)
  • 1911 Walter Shlomo Gross, journalist

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1913 Albert Camus, Algeria, author (The Just-Nobel 1957), (d. 1960)

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1914 R[aphael] A[loysius] Lafferty, US, sci-fi author (Devil is Dead)
  • 1915 Philip Morrison, American scientist (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Joe Bushkin, jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 Andras Mihaly, composer
  • 1917 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)

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1918 Billy Graham, Charlotte NC, Baptist evangelist (Crusades)

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • 1918 Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer (d. 1993)
  • 1918 Paul Aussaresses, French general
  • 1922 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1923 Matthew Coady, journalist
  • 1924 Wolf Mankowitz, British(?) playwright
  • 1926 Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1927 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Kyoto Japan, owner (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1927 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Richard G. Scott, LDS apostle
  • 1928 Norton Zinder, New York City, NY, biologist (genetic transduction), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor
  • 1930 Peter Woods, newsreader
  • 1930 Rudy Boschwitz, (Sen-R-Mn, 1978- )
  • 1931 Gerald Humel, composer
  • 1932 Harry Lammertink, [Yrrah], Dutch cartoonist (Vrij Netherland)
  • 1933 George Tibbits, composer
  • 1934 Stephen L Neal, (Rep-D-NC, 1975- )
  • 1935 Willibrordus S Rendra, Indonesia, poet (Ballad orang-orang tertjina)
  • 1936 Barry Newman, actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936 Jaap Stobbe, Dutch actor (Dageraad)
  • 1938 Dee Clark, Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)
  • 1938 James Katt, pitcher/sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)
  • 1938 Jim Kaat, American baseball player
  • 1939 Daniel Manneke, composer
  • 1940 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian

Famous Weddings

  • 1597 Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal

HeartWedding of Interest

1951 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra

HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin

HeartWedding of Interest

1984 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 2006 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico
  • 2010 Supermodel and who's also the face of L'Oreal Paris Doutzen Kroes (25) weds DJ Sunnery James in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1934 Actress Gloria Swanson (35) divorces Michael Farmer after 3 years of marriage

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1957 Actress Ingrid Bergman (42) divorces Roberto Rossellini after 7 years of mariage

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

1982 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 7th divorce from politician John Warner


Famous Deaths

  • 644 Umar ibn al-Khattāb, Second caliph of Islam dies of injuries after assassination attempt 4 days earlier
  • 739 Willibrord, [Clemens], 1st bishop of Utrecht/saint 695-739, dies at 81
  • 1225 Engelbert I, the Saint, archbishop of Cologne, murdered at 40
  • 1550 Jon Arason, the last Roman Catholic bishop of Iceland prior to the reformation, beheaded in Skalholt with his two sons Are and Bjorn. (b. 1484)
  • 1560 Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], German poet (Opera omnia), dies
  • 1573 Solomon Luria (Maharshal), talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), dies
  • 1581 Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar
  • 1599 Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon (b. 1546)
  • 1608 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle
  • 1620 Hetman Stanisław Żólkiewski polish commander in the Battle of Ţuţora (1620) (b. 1547)
  • 1633 Cornelis Drebbel, physicist/chemist/inventor (builder of the first submarine), dies
  • 1639 William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79
  • 1639 Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician
  • 1642 Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, English politician
  • 1678 Erasmus Quellinus II [Quellien], Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 70
  • 1708 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76
  • 1713 Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)
  • 1723 Godfrey Kneller, English painter (74-77), dies
  • 1802 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, composer, dies at 50
  • 1817 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, composer, dies at 85
  • 1827 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Ital violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 76
  • 1857 Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer, dies at 62
  • 1859 Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61
  • 1872 Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)
  • 1876 Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65
  • 1880 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer, dies at 72
  • 1881 John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)
  • 1893 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
  • 1901 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1908 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1913 Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (b. 1823)

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • 1919 Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • 1922 Sam Thompson, baseball player (b. 1860)
  • 1935 Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia, dies at 39
  • 1938 Earnest von Rath, German antifascist/diplomat, murdered
  • 1941 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
  • 1943 Dwight Frye, actor (Vampire Bat, Dracula), dies at 44
  • 1944 Richard Sorge & Ozaki, spies, hanged in Tokyo
  • 1945 Alfred Dipper, cricketer (England batsman scored in only Test), dies
  • 1956 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40
  • 1959 Victor McLaglen, actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1960 Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
  • 1961 Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64

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1962 Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 1965 Friedrich Wildgans, composer, dies at 52
  • 1966 Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1967 John Nance Garner, (VP-D, 1933-41), dies at 98
  • 1967 Juan Tomas Perez, composer, dies at 71
  • 1967 Larry Kent, director (High Stakes), dies at 67
  • 1968 Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies
  • 1968 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1972 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 55
  • 1974 Rodolfo Acosta, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw), dies at 54
  • 1974 Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • 1978 Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80
  • 1978 Janet Flanner, writer, dies at 86
  • 1979 Amedeo Nazzari, actor (Lure of Sila, Night of Cabiria), dies at 71
  • 1979 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1980 Steve McQueen, actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), dies at 50

  • 1981 Will Durant, US author (story of civilization), dies at 96
  • 1982 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), dies at 71
  • 1983 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer, dies at 61
  • 1983 Germaine Tailleferre, Fren composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91
  • 1984 George Matthews, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73 of heart disease
  • 1986 Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
  • 1990 Josephine Wilson, actress (We Dive at Dawn), dies at 86
  • 1990 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
  • 1991 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, dies at 71
  • 1992 Alexander Dubček, headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69), dies at 70
  • 1992 Jack Kelly, US actor (Maverick, Vega$), dies following a stroke at 65
  • 1993 Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
  • 1993 Charles Aidman, actor (Kotch, Zoot Suit), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1994 Michael O'Donoghue, comedian (SNL), dies at about 54
  • 1994 Milton "Shorty" Rogers [Rajonsky], US jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
  • 1995 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • 1995 John Patrick, screenwriter, dies at 90
  • 1995 Melvin "Slappy" White, comedian, dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1996 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist, dies at 84
  • 1996 Claude Ake, political scientist, dies at 57
  • 1996 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian Lawyer and First Foreign Affairs Minister (b. 1918)
  • 2000 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Queen Ingrid, Queen Dowager of Denmark (b. 1910)
  • 2001 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • 2002 Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Howard Keel, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2005 Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
  • 2005 Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • 2006 Bryan Pata, American football defensive tackle (University of Miami) (murdered) (b. 1981)
  • 2006 Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2011 Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer, dies of liver cancer at 67

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 2012 Carmen Basilio [Carmine], American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85
  • 2015 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies of cancer at 68